About

We have developed this Professional Diploma to afford participants a deeper understanding of the power and potential of Data Analytics, AI and other advanced technologies. Participants will learn how Data Science is transforming our lives – in business, in government and in society as a whole.

90% of all data in existence today was created in the past two years. Being able to apply technology to better understand, analyse and utilise this data is an increasingly important skill set for career development. The Professional Diploma in Data Analytics & AI will help you to determine your path in this exciting and dynamic profession.


Practitioner Led Training

We believe the best learning comes from those who have developed their skills, knowledge and experience working with many of the top companies in the world. Our lecturers have been carefully chosen for their reputation as leaders in their chosen fields. They are analytics leaders in organisations such as IBM, EY, SAS, Sky TV and Snowflake.

This is a fast changing industry with new approaches, techniques and technologies emerging every year. Learn from experts who are at the coalface, applying these technologies on a daily basis.


Self Paced Online Learning

The programme has been developed to allow you to learn remotely. Lectures are delivered live through the Zoom Webinars platform. They are also recorded so that, if you miss a lecture, you’ll be able to catch up at a time that suits you.

As part of the programme you will also be asked to provide a book review of a leading analytics publication and to provide a 1500 word essay on completion of the lecture series.


Award

On successful completion of the programme (including lectures, book review and essay) you will be awarded the Professional Diploma in Data Analytics & AI from the Analytics Institute.

If you have yet to become a Member of the Institute, you will then be able to apply for Professional Membership at a reduced fee.

Diploma Programme Curriculum

Learn from expert practitioners from leading organisations

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A welcome message from the CEO Analytics Institute

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Module 1 - Data Driven Decision Making & Personalisation

    • Video Lecture : Dr. Susie Harding, Vice President Data Science, Arvoia

    • Test your learning

    • Module Slides

  • 3

    Module 2 - Customer Analytics

    • Video Lecture : Colin Kane, Director Analytics, KPMG

    • Test your learning

    • Module Slides

  • 4

    Module 3: Storytelling and Presentation Techniques in Analytics & AI

    • Video Lecture - Rory Martin - Head of Commercial Strategy, Sky TV

    • Test your learning

    • Module Slides

  • 5

    Module 4 - Ethics, Privacy, Data Protection, GDPR

    • Video Lecture : Alec Dolan, Chief Information Officer (Retd.), Department of Justice

    • Test your learning

    • Module Slides

  • 6

    Module 5 : AI, IOT, Machine Learning (Part I)

    • Video Lecture : Ciaran Hickey, Director of Analytics, EY

    • Test your learning

    • Module Slides (Slides are for Modules 5 and 6)

  • 7

    Module 6 : AI, IOT, Machine Learning (Part II)

    • Video Lecture : Ciaran Hickey, Director of Analytics, EY

    • Test your learning

  • 8

    Module 7 : Big Data and Cloud Computing

    • Video Lecture: Andrew Browne, Sales Director, Snowflake

    • Test your learning

    • Module Slides

  • 9

    Module 8 : Creating a Data Analytics Function

    • Video Lecture : Alex Manek, Director Analytics, EY

    • Test your learning

    • Module Slides

  • 10

    Course Assignments

    • Assignment 1 - Essay

    • Assignment 2 - Book Review

Our Expert Lecturers

Ethics, Privacy, Data Protection, GDPR

Alec Dolan

Alec's background is in Economics and Politics but he migrated to ICT in its early years in the Civil Service. He spent more than 20 years in ICT related roles in the Departments of Public Service and then in Justice, where he was Head of ICT and then CIO until 2018. Since then he has been a consultant working with ISAS and independently on Records Management and Privacy related projects. He recently qualified as a Certified International Privacy Practitioner. He has a particular interest in developments at the intersection between Analytics and Privacy and has been lecturing with the Analytics Institute and Independent College on Ethics, Privacy and GDPR.

AI, IOT, RPA and Machine Learning (Parts 1 & 2)

Ciaran Hickey

Ciarán Hickey is highly respected and widely recognised across Europe for his data science skills and ability to integrate data driven processes into organisations. He has written two published papers on Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence operating model, and most recently won the ‘Analytics Practitioner of the Year’ award at the annual Analytics Institute Awards in 2020.

Customer Data Analytics

Colin Kane

Colin Kane is the Director of Analytics in KPMG. Colin has 15 years’ experience across a wide range of Data and Analytics programmes in Financial service. Colin has experience in Finance, Risk, Marketing, analysis to support Customers in financial difficulty and much more. Currently Colin is responsible for Marketing Effectiveness, Commercial Insights and Analytics for data driven customer engagement.

Big Data & Cloud Computing

Andrew Browne

Andrew holds a BA in ICT from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc in MIS also from Trinity College Dublin. Andrew has been working in technology sales for the past 20 years and his career has followed the shift from on premise hardware and software working with Dell, BMC and Oracle to today's fully cloud based IT systems with Qualtrics, ServiceNow and currently Snowflake. His move to Snowflake brings him back to his academic roots where he majored in Relational Database Systems. Andrew has experience working on large IT change programmes across a wide array of verticals including, Telecoms, Financial Services, Pharma, Retail and Manufacturing.

Building Effective Analytics Teams

Alex Manek

Alex has deep IT experience garnered over a career spanning 3 decades. A Director within the EY Data and Analytics practice for the last 4 years, Alex has engaged with a number of private and public sector clients to assess their analytical maturity; with a particular focus on methodology and organisational structure. Alex has also architected a number of web based applications addressing the tax space that embed machine learning into business processes.

AI, IOT, RPA and Machine Learning (Parts 1 & 2)

Ciaran Hickey

Ciarán Hickey is highly respected and widely recognised across Europe for his data science skills and ability to integrate data driven processes into organisations. He has written two published papers on Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence operating model, and most recently won the ‘Analytics Practitioner of the Year’ award at the annual Analytics Institute Awards in 2020.

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